Dear members of the Ithaca College community,

As we begin our collaborative work to create a shared vision for the college, I feel strongly about developing ways in which I can regularly share with you my reflections and my thinking about what’s happening on our campus and about broader issues in higher education.

This academic year, I will post monthly columns on the president’s website, on a new blog called "Opening a Conversation." The first column is posted now, and offers my reflections about leadership, governance, and trust.

I invite you to visit the president’s site to read this month's column and to connect with me at one of the scheduled events so we can continue the conversation in person.

All my best,

Shirley M. Collado

Sent via email October 11, 2017.